Decision Aid Summary

Title Prophylactic oophorectomy: Preventing cancer by surgically removing your ovaries.
Audience Women with BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutations.
Options included Have a prophylactic oophorectomy.
Do not have a prophylactic oophorectomy.
Try alternatives: Increased screening for ovarian cancer, birth control pills.
Year of last update or review 2014
Format Web, paper
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer Mayo Clinic
Where was it developed? www.mayoclinic.com
Mayo Clinic
US
Health condition Breast Cancer
Type of decision aid Treatment
Language English
Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:
7 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid
6 out of 9 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision
Not applicable: other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing

Last modified: 2017-04-06.